This project sought to understand anesthetic gas use and emissions across Canada and examine efforts and challenges to mitigate their carbon footprint. We conducted an environmental scan to review efforts to reduce anesthetic emissions; procured pharmacy purchasing data for desflurane and sevoflurane from 2016 to 2021 from six provinces; and interviewed anesthesiologists/environmental experts in academic/health institutions across Canada to discuss efforts to lower anesthetic gas emissions.

Partner: CASCADES / UBC Faculty of Medicine
Funder: UBC
Keywords: leadership & behaviour change

Andrews Nartey